Speaker is Dr. Timothy Dowling, University of Louisville.
Abstract: Exploration of the Solar System by spacecraft is in its 7th decade, since Mariner 2 flew by Venus in 1962. We will examine in detail the 3rd decade, which included NASA’s Voyager mission to Uranus and Neptune and Galileo Mission flyby of Asteroid Gaspra, the Hubble Space Telescope, the Russian Venera mission to Venus and the international armada of spacecraft to Halley’s Comet. This was also the decade of the Challenger disaster, which occurred during the Voyager Uranus encounter. The NASA website eyes.nasa.gov reveals what spacecraft the Deep Space Network (DSN) is listening to at the moment. We will use data from the Galileo flyby of Earth to determine whether or not there is intelligent life on Earth.
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